Tan Su Mei is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) in Social Practice at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University. She wrote this essay about my art for an assignment, and kindly agreed to let me publish it here. In addition to being a student, Su Mei is also an artist, art… Read more →
Street performance at Puncak Purnama protest gathering on 16 Aug 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, in collaboration with Intan Rafiza and Aisyah Baharuddin. We stood holding each other’s arms, gradually increasing our grip until we were hurting each other. I could see my hand turn purple around Aisyah’s wrist, and I felt her iron grip on mine.… Read more →
July 23 - August 14 2016 Run Amok Gallery, Penang A pair of elephants, departing. An eagle in a tree, yearning to be free. Terrapins with soup-bowl shells, eyeless fish owls, Malaysia as a pair of giant mudskippers. “Local Fauna (in progress!)” was an exhibition of animal-themed linocut prints by Sharon Chin, produced to accompany… Read more →
This is a nice, wide-ranging interview with Dhiyanah Hassan, art editor of Burning House Press online magazine, and fellow artist-writer. Some excerpts below, and you can read the whole thing here. It was published on 4 July 2016.